Fox News' Brit Hume on Saturday voiced frustration that reporters were "shopping with" Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who is on the campaign trail running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
NBC reporter Kasie Hunt quickly fired back at Hume, implying that his criticism is hypocritical given campaign activities that reporters participated in with Republican presidential candidates during previous elections.
Hume shot back, explaining Hunt's response is a false equivalency.
That's when Ben Rhodes, a former top adviser to former President Barack Obama, chimed in to criticize "the most prominent Fox personality" for participating in a campaign rally with President Donald Trump. Rhodes was referring to Fox News host Sean Hannity.
Hume also crushed Rhodes' talking point, pointing out that Hannity is an opinion host — not a campaign reporter whose job description centers on objectively covering political candidates. Besides, according to Hume, Fox News management rebuked Hannity for joining Trump onstage at the campaign rally last November.